Community Contributor | Jul 3, 2018 | 0
AA and ATA join forces to improve Namibia’s lack of road safety through training and support services
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Automobile Association and ATA International will hopefully contribute to reduce the appalling lack of road safety on Namibian roads.
The Automobile Association, or AA for short, is affiliated to motoring organizations in 230 countries worldwide under the mother body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The AA provides 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, membership packages, driving school training, technical vehicle inspections, the issuing of International Driving Permits as well as advocating road safety.
ATA International is a provider of specialist training in Occupational Health & Safety, Emergency Medicine, Industrial Fire Fighting and First Aid.
These two service providers signed the Memorandum of Understanding to make their combined competence available to both Namibian companies and private road users. The unique combination of ATA International Namibia and the Automobile Association of Namibia intends to promote not only road safety, but also safety of all kinds in the daily lives or ordinary citizens.
“Soon all services of both companies can be booked at any of their branches” said the General Manager of the AA, Hileni Tjivikua adding that they are convinced that together the two organisations will be able to make a dent in the massive road safety problem.
“We are very excited about this joint venture and together we will promote road safety as well as occupational health and safety.”, said Fabian Martens, the Country Manager of ATA International Namibia.
With national and international accreditations from the Ministry of Labour, HPCNA, the University of Johannesburg and the British Safety Council and with branches in Windhoek, Ondangwa and Walvis Bay as well as a Mobile Service Unit, ATA International is a highly regarded provider of specialised training.
Pictured are the two teams of ATA International Namibia and the Automobile Association of Namibia. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to make all the services provided by either group, available at any of their individual branches.